Irina Rindzuner is an American dramatic soprano who has appeared in leading roles at many of the world’s major opera companies and has received great critical acclaim from international publications.
As a designated Metropolitan cover artist for the principal role of Katerina in Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk in the 22/23 season, Irina Rindzuner made her Metropolitan Opera stage debut (in comprimario role of the Convict) in September 2022 with no rehearsal.
Turandot is Irina Rindzuner’s signature role, as she has sung it 84 times in theaters across the globe. The most notable performances have taken place at such theaters as Gran Teatro Puccini, Den Norske Opera, Teatro Municipal de Santiago de Chile, Minnesota Opera, National Lyric Opera of New York, Opéra Nice Côte d’Azur, Saarländisches Staatstheater, Braunschweig Staatstheater and many others. The New York Times has described Ms. Rindzuner's appearance as Turandot at the Dicapo Opera Theater as a performance that has “earned her a rousing ovation”. She covered the role at the Metropolitan Opera in the 20/21 season.
Another role which has given Irina Rindzuner great critical acclaim is Manon Lescaut. She has performed this role at Tulsa Opera, Teatro di Casal Maggiore, New Jersey Verismo Opera, and with the New York Choral Society, Mid-America Productions at Carnegie Hall, the Puerto Rico Symphony, and the Silesian Philharmonic. The New York Post praised her performance as “creamy, sensuously sung and eloquently acted”.
As Abigaille (Nabucco), Irina Rindzuner she has appeared at Passionstheater Oberammergau Summer Festival, Erfurt Opera and Ural Opera. Her interpretation of this role has “generated goosebumps” (Der Neue Merker).
Ms. Rindzuner’s extensive repertoire includes the roles of Santuzza (Cavalleria Rusticana) in which she appeared at the New York Lyric Opera and Katerina Izmailova (The Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk) which she sang at Theater Lübeck. She appeared in the title role of Aida at Staatstheater Braunschweig. She sung the roles of Leonora (Il Trovatore) at Landestheater Linz, Minnie (La fanciulla del West) at L’Opera de Montreal, Amelia (Un ballo in maschera) at Performing Arts Center of New Jersey. At the Ural Opera Theater, Irina Rindzuner has performed the roles of Senta (Der Fliegende Holländer), Yaroslavna (Prince Igor), Lisa (Pique Dame), The Foreign Princess (Rusalka), Natasha (Three Sisters) and Katerina (The Greek Passions).
A favorite of the New York City Ballet, Ms. Rindzuner performed for the Russian Seasons in London, Copenhagen and New York.
Irina Rindzuner is represented by Lombardo Associates.